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Harlan Smith collection

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  • Collection
  • 1919-1925, 1999

Fonds consists of photographic prints and text labels used in the “Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspective” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, from October 22, 1999 to January 6, 2002. The images depict several different First Nations groups including Haida, Kimsquit, Bella Coola, Ulkatcho-Carrier, Chilcotin, Assiniboine, and Gitksan. The label text incorporates information which Smith recorded at the time of creation. It gives name and age (if known) of the sitters as well as lineage, employment, and style of dress.

Harlan Smith

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Image of the lower portion of a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Image of the lower/middle portion of a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Close-up image of a figure in a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Image of a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Close-up image of a figure in a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Image of the lower portion of a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

Cast iron pots

Image of three cast iron pots sitting in the grass. This image is printed on page 111 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," in the Nootka section, with the caption: "These old cast-iron pots are an interesting reminder of the transition from the native cooking methods to the direct flame system..."

Anthony Carter

Cecilia John

Portrait of Cecilia John. She is pictured on page 99 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: 'Teh is um'. Cecelia John, 83 yrs, Nootka name, 'Mo ah chat."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John's carvings

Image of a carving by Nootka carver Jimmie John. The carving is a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with two of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Jimmie John with two of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

Cecilia John

Portrait of Cecilia John. She is pictured on page 99 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: 'Teh is um'. Cecelia John, 83 yrs, Nootka name, 'Mo ah chat."

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John & carvings

Portrait of Nootka carver Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book.

Anthony Carter

Jimmie John's carvings

Image of two of carvings by Jimmie John. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

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